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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Aug 19, 2010 10:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

I have no problem with the first 2 drummer period, or the first few years of Hart's return . It is somewhere there in the 80's that the problems with the more "roots" oriented type material, that I mention start to develop . And it is not just the drummers, it can be Garcai, or Phil, or Bob . It really sounds like they didn't notice , or were aware of what they sounded like, sometimes . Did they rehearse much, or listen to these tapes ? Since they were a democratic anarchy, no one is boss, no one can say, " Tighten it up" , "slow it down", "what are you doing" ?
Maybe to "fix" the problems, would killed something more special, in the band .
But I am only going off what they had been able to do before .
'Little Red Rooster", for example : I'm not a big fan of Weir's blues singing , but when they first brought into their rotation, it had kind of "smokey" groove to it . Later it felt like someone trying to walk through a vat of oatmeal .